bi·​pectinate | \ " + \

Definition of bipectinate

1 or less commonly bipectinated \ " + \ : having two margins toothed like a comb used especially of the antennae of certain moths
2 : branched like a feather on both sides of a main shaft the organ of smell in certain snails is bipectinate

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History and Etymology for bipectinate

bi- entry 1 + pectinate

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“Bipectinate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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